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So guess when I woke up today!


Guess when I had to leave the house!!



Other than that I mostly had a good day. Had a gigantic derp and left some things behind in classroom#1, but I realised I was missing stuff, so I was able to run back and grab them before it was that long, so that was easy.

Some more detailed homework stuff. )


Sep. 22nd, 2017 01:32 am
tyger: Law (One Piece) - What the fuck? (Law - wtf)
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fffff )

Anyway, I was still super tired, so once it was obvious I wasn't going to make it to class, I had breakfast and then took a nap on the floor.

I proceeded to dream that I was napping on the floor and hallucinating vividly. Like. I was aware that I was hallucinating in the dream, but I know I was dreaming and not ACTUALLY hallucinating because of stuff dream-me did. But seriously, brain?? SERIOUSLY??

Brains are a fucking bunch of bullshit, I swear. (And of course when I woke up I was having trouble telling if I was actually awake or still dreaming, because fucking of course how could I not after a dream like that and AAAARGH.)

On the plus side, had an unusually snuggly purrbox nap on me, so that was pretty nice. <3
tyger: Terra.  Text: Terra (Terra)
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Soooo I slept through my alarm. By two hours. Yeaaaah.

So I didn't make it to lecture, because by the time I woke up it was physically impossible!! Yay!!! *sighs*

Still, made it to helpdesk - later than I usually go, I took things slow after realising there was no way I was going to actually get to class - and got two of the things I got stuck on finished, thanks to the help of the tutors there, which is a weight off my mind. And worked on more of the fucking javascript thing, which was due today. Didn't get it done before lab, but I was able to get some help from the tutor and actually!! got it done!!

But I'm just a week behind on that still, because by the time I got the former thing finished I was All Out Of Brains, sigh. So I came home early, which was nice - much less crowded! - and pmuch just passed out on the floor, because... of course I did. *shakes head at self*

Watched this morning's lecture this evening, though, so even though time management failures to the extreme I think it's a net gain?? Probably.

And now going to bed and hopefully will actually get up when my alarm goes off in the morning!! Hopefully.
tyger: Axel's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Axel (Axel - chibi)
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Have to be up in less than 5 hours. Didn't even realise what the time was until Azy was grumbling about being up. ARGH I hate early mornings. Haaaate.

In other news, JavaScript is terrible and I hate it. THIS MUCH. (I spent an hour and a half bugfixing one part of the week's homework. Which I spent like two hours on in class as well. Just. Why. Why does it take so long and do so many weird things???)

And now I go to bed and hopefully go to sleep easily enough. (Am sleepy, at least?)


Sep. 19th, 2017 02:04 am
tyger: Head and shoulder of Yuuko, some sort of scaly dragony fish thing in the background (Yuuko - dragonfish)
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Got Part Two of the homework that was giving me An Anxiety done today!

Uni stuff )

BUT SPEAKING OF CAT SNUGGLES!! Um I maybe get a bit longwinded. )

Anyway, that's been pretty great. :3 Cats are so awesome, even when they're being butts.

Changing my personal email address

Sep. 18th, 2017 12:42 am
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I had hoped I wouldn't have to take this step, but it's become necessary. I'm changing my main email address after 20+ years.

Back when I was at college, I got an email address on an Internet friend's Linux box, as an email address I could keep when I left school and wouldn't have to keep changing. And it's the email address I've been using for 20 years, robotech@eyrie.org. I used to read and send email religiously via Linux shell readers like mutt.

But then Gmail came along, I snagged a beta invitation, fell in love with the interface, and had my eyrie mail run through a spam filter to pare down the spam and forwarded on to Gmail to read that way.

But the problem arose due to spam. Because the spam filter didn't catch all the spam, Google started tagging spam email that came through eyrie as being spammy, because it came through eyrie. It's finally gotten to the point where I'm seeing many legitimate emails get filtered into spam, including emails from my parents!

It's also gotten to the point where it's affecting the personal email of the fellow who owns eyrie. Consequently, he's going to cease permitting emails to be forwarded on to Gmail from Eyrie. That means I'll have to either read my email solely via mutt in the shell, or just start using my Gmail address as my "main" email. Given that I already use my Gmail address for a number of things such as signing into my Android tablets and Google services, it seems like I might as well just go ahead and make that my primary identity.

So, if you have me in your contacts, please change my email address to robotech.master@gmail.com and send to me directly there. I'll still check my email at Eyrie, though not as often, and may miss things there.


Sep. 18th, 2017 02:49 am
tyger: Random pattern from the Re:coded Ultimania, messed with until it's white on a black background. (Kingdom Hearts - pattern)
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Got some homework done, did some art... spent a looot of time jiiii-ing the fuck out and playing stupid games on my phone.

Still, things got done, which is a plus!

And bed now. Yup.

Hey it's Saturday again!

Sep. 17th, 2017 02:57 am
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I didn't do a HUGE amount of things today, but I did go and get snacks - and ran into my Auntie, which was nice! - and did a UI mockup for one of my bits of homework, which helped me figure out how the design would actually work. Why, I don't know, but hey. Understanding!! So I did a good coloured copy of the mockup, plus filled the rest of the page with some of the design. Have to do the rest of the design stuff on another page, but! Progress! We likes progress.

Some Lesser-Known Fairytales

Sep. 16th, 2017 07:54 pm
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I was researching Grimms' Fairy Tales for a certain upcoming Halloween party, hoping inspiration for a costume would strike (no luck yet), and was reminded of some of my favourite bizarre tales, so I am retelling them in short form below. (Links go to Wikipedia.)

The Wonderful Musician (Aarne-Thompson type 151, "music lessons for wild animals")

A fiddler wanders through the woods, looking for someone who will appreciate his music. He attracts the attentions of a wolf, fox and a hare, but is not interested in a harem of adorable animal friends and tricks them into trapping themselves.

Eventually he finds an appreciative woodcutter, the kind of company he was seeking (if you know what I mean), who helpfully protects the fiddler from the escaped and vengeful animals.

The fiddler plays the woodcutter one more song to thank him and wanders on (like a cad).

The Water Nixie (Aarne-Thompson type 313A, "the girl helps the hero flee and revolves about a transformation chase")

A brother and sister fall into a well, where they are captured by a nixie who puts them to work. Fortunately, they're able to escape on Sunday while the nixie is at church.

The nixie.

At church.

She chases them, but luckily they are able to use a collection of ordinary household items which transform into nigh-impassable mountains to escape.

The Devil and his Grandmother (Aarne-Thompson type 812, "the devil's riddle")

Three soldier deserters make a deal with the Devil (who is masquerading as a dragon, because that's cool) to escape execution, who gives them a magic whip and a promise that in 7 years, he would take them to hell unless they could solve his riddle.

Fortunately one of them is able to find the Devil's grandmother, who gives him the solution to the riddle. So they get to keep the whip and escape.


In all seriousness, go to Wikipedia and check out the source links for these, because all of the stories have some neat imagery that's worth reading. (And I assume that's the real point of them. They just sound cool.)


Sep. 16th, 2017 02:08 am
tyger: Terra.  Text: Terra (Terra)
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So I didn't do huge amounts of things today, objectively speaking.

But you know what I DID do?

I did an entire lab that I've been having An Anxiety about for like... three weeks? Four?


Hopefully tomorrow I'll do the next week's lab, which is pmuch a Part Two, haha.

Fricking brains.

Sep. 15th, 2017 02:26 am
tyger: Fang. (Fang)
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So today I was pmuch useless.

Did try some homework this evening, but the first thing I tried is Mysteriously Not Working even though as far as I can tell I followed the instructions exactly, and the second bit is a design thing and it's doing my head in sooooo yeah. Sigh.

But mainly I just jiiii'd the fuck out of everything, whoops. >>;;


Sep. 14th, 2017 01:21 am
tyger: Yuuko, burning a feather.  Coloured manga scan. (Yuuko - fire)
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Today I finished watching that lecture! It was kind of difficult, I kept drifting off. But I managed it eventually, and I mostly understand things I think! Tomorrow will poke the homework for that class, yes.

Also finished off the bit of homework I started yesterday, and submitted that, so that was nice. :3 And I made rice, nomnomnom. :9 I really wish that cleaning the rice cooker wasn't such a pita - it didn't used to be, but the coating's mostly come off, and uuuugh. If you don't turn it off the second it pops, things start sticking really badly. :/ Not that I mind microzapped rice! But fresh rice is EXTRA good, yessssss.
tyger: Kid's face in black, white and blue, as a flashbang goes off. (Magic Kaito/Detective Conan) (Kid - blue flashbang)
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Another day of not getting as much done as I wanted, but I DID do a bunch of domestic stuff, so that's a plus. And I got one bit of homework almost-finished - I just have a bug I'm not sure how to fix, have posted on the forum - and did half of the next one.

Also I started watching the lecture from last Tuesday, when I was at the doctors. I made it like... 10 minutes. >>;;; It's extra hard to concentrate on it when you know you can pause it and come back later, siiiigh.

NTS: put it on when you've got food to eat, maybe that'll help.

And now is time to pass out, yup. So glad I don't have uni tomorrow, I'd get max three hours sleep and basically be a giant useless lump of tired, siiiigh.


Sep. 12th, 2017 02:49 am
tyger: Zexion's Avatar Kingdom chibi. Text: Zexion (Zexion - chibi)
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Today my brain went on vacation. Just. What is thinking?? What is awakeness??

Oh brains, why. *sighs*

Maybe tomorrow will be better, though!


Sep. 11th, 2017 02:01 am
tyger: Aqua, from the BbS opening cutscene (Aqua - >|)
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Today WAS better, yaaaaay!!

I still didn't do a huge amount, but I did eat real food and do some housework and go to the shops to get snacks, so. Yes. :D Good going self, making progress.

Tomorrow is 'try and start to catch up on all the uni work you're behind on', haha. So many thiiiiiings. But I think my brain will be recovered enough that that'll be feasible, which is nice!
tyger: Law (One Piece), grinning. (Law - grin)
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I have done absolutely nothing today.

Like, I didn't even bother getting out of bed until sometime after 4pm. (This was dumb, because I did need to start taking my meds again, obviously, but I don't tend to make very good decisions when a) it's cold and I'm warm and in bed, and b) when I'm dissociating, which is my major withdrawal symptom today. Which is nicer than dizziness, but still not... ideal.)

Anyway, yeah. Withdrawal. It's fun!! Not really. But at least I'd already written today off, so I'm not feeling bad for not doing anything. And I did manage to remember to eat real food, even if it was only once. Dunno if I'll sleep easily, since I've barely been awake even when I've been technically conscious, but I'mma go snuggle up in bed where it's warm, and hopefully tomorrow will be better.
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